Cloud computing enables resources to be shared and used more easily. The 3 types – public, private and hybrid – offer different benefits depending on your requirements. The ideal cloud strategy will meet your needs, enabling you to share and store resources securely, from different locations and to decrease downtime if hardware is affected.

Benefits for your Company

As an IT Manager, you are no doubt under pressure from your board members to reduce costs, enhance data and ensure security compliance. You will also be expected to deliver the fastest possible solutions to help complete in-house processes. The Cloud can mitigate these pressures and provide better resource utilisation.

Planning for the Cloud

There are a number of things to sort out in relation to planning a cloud strategy. These things include a client device plan whereby all company and personal devices to be used for work are setup with the cloud, as well as defining the implementation stages to begin the process. You must also identify the workload, infrastructure plan and agree ongoing monitoring and management requirements. All of this will contribute to a successful Cloud migration.

Choosing the right solution

Your requirements will determine which cloud solution is the right one for your business model. Different factors that will impact which cloud delivery model is the most suitable are the current demands and need for scalability, workload type, service level expectations and security requirements.


Deploying a secure cloud infrastructure

It’s important to ensure that the deployment of your cloud infrastructure remains secure at all times. Areas to think about are securing the hardware that stores data, such as internal servers, as well as securing the network as a whole to ensure that unauthorised access cannot be gained. Failure to maintain security can mean non-compliance with data protection laws, leading to complex legal implications for your company. As the IT Manager, they will be relying on you to maintain this high level of security and protect them against such issues.

Seamless migration to the cloud

Whatever your requirements, a certain level of knowledge and experience is required to carry out a successful cloud migration. Making sure the process is seamless and you can rely on certified engineers to carry out the work. Sometimes you may have a skills gap internally, so Systems Assurance provide cloud migration services for part or all of your project.

If you’re interested in Systems Assurance’s cloud services, give us a call today on 0114 292 2911 to discuss your project.